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Vulnerabilities discovered in German electoral system

The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a group of German hackers, is warning that there are major flaws in software that will be essential to the vote count in Germany ... used to send results, PC-Wahl, doesn’t adhere to "the basic principles of computer ... read more

Hackers warn of flaws in German election software

A trio from Chaos Computer Club, a German collective of hackers and security researchers ... Martin Tschirsich analyzed the software PC-Wahl created by vote iT, a German company that claims the organizational software is used in "all the large German ... read more

Security News This Week: Germany's Election Software Is Dangerously Hackable

Researchers Uncover Serious Holes in Germany's Voting Software ... and security researchers, exposed the results of their unsolicited audit of the country's voting infrastructure. They found that a program called PC-Wahl, used for recording, counting ... read more

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Achtung! German election tabulation software 'insecure'

Software used in Germany for vote counting is insecure ... We're told: The broken software update mechanism of PC-Wahl allows for one-click compromise. Together with the lacking security of the update server, this makes complete takeover quite feasible. read more

Spotlight: Germany faces security challenges for upcoming federal election

Amid strained security situation in Europe and reported loopholes in the election software, Germany ... the software used in election, PC-Wahl, is outdated, with deficiencies to be exploited by attackers, and in the worst case, the counting on the election ... read more

German vote counting machines are hackable, researchers warn

Security ... The flawed software, called PC-Wahl, will be used as part of the preliminary election process in several German states, which are independently responsible for the first round of counting votes. In a statement, the head of Germany's federal ... read more

German hackers say vote software a security 'write-off'

said the system to count and transmit vote results lacked proper encryption and other security tools, labelling it a "write-off". The privately developed "PC-Wahl" (PC Election) software—used for years in several of Germany's 16 states—"should never ... read more

Hacking Germany's Vote Counting Software Was ‘Trivial,’ Researchers Warn

White hat hackers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a well-known hacking organization in Germany, claim to have found a series of serious vulnerabilities in PC-Wahl 10, software used by German authorities to count and transmit voting results. The ... read more

Germany’s Election Software Is Dangerously Hackable

They found that a program called PC-Wahl, used for recording, counting ... for the country’s October parliamentary election. The CCC says that VOTE-IT, the company behind the software, privately fixed the security flaws the group exposed while publicly ... read more


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